Lecturer in Child Health Nursing
Basu, U., Goodbrand, J., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2016). Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients. BONE. 84, 189-193. doi:10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.003. ISSN 8756-3282
Background Allopurinol reduces oxidative stress and interacts with purinergic signalling systems important in bone metabolism and muscle function. We assessed whether allopur...
Hoskins, G., Williams, B., Abhyankar, P., Donnan, P., Duncan, E., Pinnock, H., …Sheikh, A. (2015). Achieving Good Outcomes for Asthma Living (GOAL): Mixed methods feasibility and pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a practical intervention for eliciting, setting and achieving goals for adults with asthma. Trials. 17(1)ISSN 1745-6215
Despite being a core component of self-management, goal setting is rarely used in routine care. We piloted a primary care, nurse-led intervention called Achieving G...
Dombrowski, S. U., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., …Williams, B. (2015). Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: A protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews. 5doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9. ISSN 2046-4053
Failure to successfully implement and sustain change over the long term continues to be a major problem in health and social care. Translating evidence into routine...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
Digital Health Institute
This project aims to extend the existing work with the e-Frail project, and integrate a range of NHS-sourced assessors with care giver and open source gathered assessors, in order to define a weighted...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
17 November 2017
19 November 2017
Brightlight was the first major study of its kind on specialist cancer care in England for young people. Its findings and young patients’ perspectives combine to inspire this ...
04 September 2017
11 January 2017
11 January 2017
Our view of addiction shapes the help we offer.
While Finnish addiction therapists tend to see drinking to excess as intentional, French specialists tend to emphasise t...
Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Hillen, P. & Levy, S. (2015). Framing the experiences of BME social work students within a narrative of Educating for a Culturally Diverse Workforce. Social Work Education. 34(7), 785-798. doi:10.1080/02615479.2015.1077215. ISSN 0261-5479
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has noted that a higher percentage of black and minority ethnic (BME) students fail or take longer to complete their social work de...
Blencowe, N. S., Brown, J. M., Cook, J. A., Metcalfe, C., Morton, D. G., Nicholl, J., …Williams, B. (2015). Interventions in randomised controlled trials in surgery: issues to consider during trial design. Trials. 16(1), 392. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0918-4. ISSN 1745-6215
Until recently, insufficient attention has been paid to the fact that surgical interventions are complex. This complexity has several implications, including the way in which ...
Morris, J., Toma, M., Kelly, C., Joice, S., Kroll, T., Mead, G. & Williams, B. (2015). Social context, art making processes and creative output: A qualitative study exploring how psychosocial benefits of art participation during stroke rehabilitation occur. Disability and Rehabilitation. 38(7), 661-672. doi:10.3109/09638288.2015.1055383. ISSN 0963-8288
To explore stroke survivors' and artists' beliefs about participatory visual arts programme participation during in-patient rehabilitation to identify benefits and po...
Doyle, E. M., Sloan, J. M., Goodbrand, J. A., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., …Witham, M. D. (2015). Association Between Kidney Function, Rehabilitation Outcome, and Survival in Older Patients Discharged From Inpatient Rehabilitation. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 66(5), 768-774. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.04.041. ISSN 0272-6386
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in older people, but it is unclear if it affects survival and rehabilitation outcomes independent of comorbid conditions and ...
Aston, E. V. (2015). Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years?. International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 396-403. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.11.002. ISSN 0955-3959
This paper explores whether at different stages of the developmental cycle of adolescence, drug use and offending are associated with a similar set of risk factors...
Best, D., & Aston, E. V. (2014). Long-term recovery from addiction: criminal justice involvement and positive criminology?. In N. Ronel, & D. Segev (Eds.), Positive Criminology: the good can overcome the bad, 177-193. Routledge
The positive criminology perspective looks at positive life influences that distance individuals from offending, and enable the growth of personal and social strengths. Within...
Cree, V. E., Jain, S. & Hillen, P. (2014). The Challenge of Measuring Effectiveness in Social Work: A Case Study of an Evaluation of a Drug and Alcohol Referral Service in Scotland: Table 1. British Journal of Social Work. 46(1), 277-293. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcu118. ISSN 0045-3102
This article explores the challenge of measuring effectiveness in social work, building from an evaluation of a service for those with drug- and alcohol-related problems in Sc...
Brown, S., Castelli, M., Hunter, D. J., Erskine, J., Vedsted, P., Foot, C. & Rubin, G. (2014). How might healthcare systems influence speed of cancer diagnosis: a narrative review. Social Science and Medicine. 116, 56-63. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.030. ISSN 0277-9536
Striking differences exist in outcomes for cancer between developed countries with comparable healthcare systems. We compare the healthcare systems of 3 countries (Denmark, No...
Robertson, P. (2014). Health inequality and careers. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 42(3), 338-351. doi:10.1080/03069885.2014.900660. ISSN 0306-9885
Structural explanations of career choice and development are well established. Socioeconomic inequality represents a powerful factor shaping career trajectories and economic o...
Witham, M. D., Frost, H., McMurdo, M., Donnan, P. T. & McGilchrist, M. (2015). Construction of a linked health and social care database resource – lessons on process, content and culture. Informatics for Health and Social Care. 40(3), 229-239. doi:10.3109/17538157.2014.892491. ISSN 1753-8157
Background: Combining routinely collected health and social care data on older people is essential to advance both service delivery and research for this client group. Little ...
Goodbrand, J., Hughes, L., McMurdo, M., Donnan, P., Frost, H., McGilchrist, M., …Witham, M. (2013). Association between bisphosphonate therapy and rehabilitation outcomes in older people. European Geriatric Medicine, 4(Supplement 1), (S106-S107). doi:10.1016/j.eurger.2013.07.349. ISSN 1878-7649
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Hanson, C. L., Allin, L. J., Ellis, J. G. & Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2013). An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: association with physical activity and predictors of engagement. A naturalistic observation study. BMJ Open. 3(8), e002849. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002849. ISSN 2044-6055
Objectives: Exercise on referral schemes (ERS) are widely commissioned in the UK but there is little evidence of their association with physical activity levels. We s...
Chief Scientists Office
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
NHS Education Scotland
NES -GNC and Margaret Callum Roger Midwifery Award
To find out from people with learning disabilities and those who care and support them what skills and qualities non-learning disability trained sta...
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
This proposed process evaluation will evaluate the implementation of ASSIST. It will be conducted over two and a half years and employ qualitative methods (in-depth interviews, paired interviews, mini...